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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122128/carbon-fibre-reinforced-peek-radiolucent-intramedullary-nail-for-humeral-shaft-fracture-fixation-technical-features-and-a-pilot-clinical-study
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Niksa Kojic, Christoph Rangger, Celenk Özgün, Jakisa Lojpur, Jerome Mueller, Yoram Folman, Eyal Behrbalk, Bore Bakota
PURPOSE: This prospective pilot study investigated the safety and efficacy of a novel radiolucent intramedullary nail (IMN) made of Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Polyaryl-Ether-Ether-Ketone (CFR-PEEK) for humeral shaft fracture fixation. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, single-arm, four-centre study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients with 46 humeral fractures classified as 12 A-B were treated with a novel CFR-PEEK IMN and followed for 12 months...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122115/humeral-shaft-cerclage-wiring-a-safe-technique-to-prevent-radial-nerve-injury
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Stephan Grechenig, Gloria Hohenberger, Bore Bakota, Mario Staresinic, Peter Grechenig, Antonio Ernstberger
Humeral periprosthetic fractures are a challenging problem and their occurrence has increased, particularly over the last decade. The role of cerclage wires or cables in these fractures includes revisions with longer stems, and augmentation of a plate osteosynthesis in which the stem does not allow additional screw placement or structural bone grafts as supplementary fixation. These procedures are demanding because of the proximity of the radial nerve within the operating field. Placing a cerclage wire or cable around the fractured fragments offers a simple and safe procedure to avoid radial nerve injury or palsy in the treatment of complex humeral shaft fractures...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103824/modified-anterolateral-approach-for-internal-fixation-of-holstein-lewis-humeral-shaft-fractures
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Ho Min Lee, Young Sung Kim, Suk Kang, Min Young Lee, Jong Pil Kim
BACKGROUND: The authors modified the anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral shaft fractures using a plating technique to achieve sufficient distal fixation by minimal splitting of the brachioradialis muscle to fix the most distal screws. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of our modified anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral fractures and document clinical and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2014, 18 patients (mean age 35...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054684/humeral-shaft-fractures-union-outcomes-in-a-large-cohort
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Frances E Harkin, Richard J Large
BACKGROUND: Humeral shaft fractures can be managed conservatively or operatively. Fracture characteristics were analyzed to identify patients who would benefit from early operative fixation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 126 consecutive humeral shaft fractures (2008-2015). Fractures were classified according to fracture type, location, separation, and comminution. RESULTS: Of 126 patients, 96 were managed conservatively...
November 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052827/primary-exploration-for-radial-nerve-palsy-associated-with-unstable-closed-humeral-shaft-fracture
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Soo Hong Han, In Tae Hong, Ho Jae Lee, Sang June Lee, Uk Kim, Dong Won Kim
BACKGROUND: The treatment of radial nerve palsy caused by closed humeral shaft fracture is a matter of debate. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of early surgical management of radial nerve palsy in patients with unstable closed humeral shaft fractures and to determine whether patients with this injury should be surgically explored. METHODS: Medical records of 15 consecutive patients who had undergone open reduction and internal fixation for unstable closed humeral shaft fractures were reviewed...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052035/why-a-surgically-treated-humeral-shaft-fracture-became-a-nonunion-review-of-11%C3%A2-years-in-two-trauma-centers
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A Maresca, P Sangiovanni, S Cerbasi, R Politano, R Fantasia, M Commessatti, R Pascarella
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate nonunion causes of surgically treated humeral shaft fractures in two different trauma centers. METHODS: A total of 327 cases of humeral shaft fractures were treated in 11 years in two trauma centers. We retrospectively reviewed in detail some factors in order to understand the reasons for nonunion: (1) fracture type, according to the AO classification, (2) grade of open fracture, according to Gustilo-Anderson, (3) timing, (4) reduction and (5) fixation...
October 19, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045969/-clinical-study-on-locking-plate-for-the-treatment-of-non-osteoporotic-complex-proximal-humeral-fractures
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X Li, F L Li, Y Lu, Y M Zhu, S Y Guo, Y J Li, C Y Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term results of locking plate used for the treatment of non-osteoporotic fresh three- and four-part proximal humeral fractures with at least 2 years follow-up. METHODS: The functional outcomes and the complications of non-osteoporotic three- and four-part fresh proximal humeral fractures treated with locking plate were assessed retrospectively. The active range of motion, the Constant score, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder score, the visual analogue score (VAS) were employed to evaluate the postoperative shoulder function, and the radiographic images were taken to evaluate the neck-shaft angle of the proximal humeral and postoperative implant-related complications...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045968/-comparative-results-of-non-operative-and-operative-treatment-of-humeral-shaft-fractures
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B S Zhang, W Y Li, X H Liu, J Wei, L He, M Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference between non-operative and operative treatment of humeral shaft fractures. METHODS: From March 2005 to October 2012, 252 cases of humeral shaft fractures were treated and were adequately followed up. According to the treatment methods, the patients were divided into 2 groups: the non-operative group and the operative group. In the non-operative group, there were 76 cases treated with plaster/small splint fixation,meanwhile there were 176 cases treated with internal fixation either by plating or by nailing in the operative group...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022039/paediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-a-technique-for-safe-medial-pin-passage-with-zero-incidence-of-iatrogenic-ulnar-nerve-injury
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Chin Yee Woo, Han Loong Ho, Mohammad Bin Zainuddin Ashik, Kevin Boon Leong Lim
INTRODUCTION: The cross Kirschner wire (k-wire) configuration in closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of paediatric supracondylar humeral fracture afford superior stability. However, medial pin placement presents a risk of iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. This study describes, in step-by-step detail, another safe method of percutaneous medial pin insertion. METHODS: The technique involved placing the patient's arm in external rotation, with elbow flexed no more than 45° after closed reduction...
October 12, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021880/use-of-titanium-elastic-nails-in-the-adult-diaphyseal-humerus-fractures
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A S Upadhyay, N A Lil
Introduction: Humerus shaft fractures in adults can be managed conservatively with functional braces or operatively with plate osteosynthesis or with intramedullary nailing. Conventionally humerus intramedullary nailing is done either using humerus interlocking nails or Enders nails. In this study we analyse the outcome of humerus shaft fractures (upper and middle third) managed with closed ante-grade intramedullary titanium elastic nailing in terms of union rates, union time, functional results and complications...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986048/open-reduction-internal-fixation-versus-intramedullary-nailing-for-humeral-shaft-fractures-an-expected-value-decision-analysis
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Nicholas J Zarkadis, Emmanuel D Eisenstein, Nicholas A Kusnezov, John C Dunn, James A Blair
BACKGROUND: Previous randomized controlled studies and meta-analyses have failed to collectively favor either open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) or intramedullary nailing (IMN) fixation. The purpose of our investigation was to elucidate the optimal decision between ORIF and IMN for acute traumatic operative humeral shaft fractures through an expected value decision analysis. METHODS: We performed an expected value decision analysis and sensitivity analysis to elucidate the difference between ORIF and IMN fixation for patients with acute traumatic humeral shaft fractures...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971244/an-uncommon-variant-of-the-essex-lopresti-injury
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Mohamed Ali Kedous, Ahmed Msakni, Wael Chebbi, Mourad Zaraa, Mondher Mbarek
The Essex-Lopresti injury is an extremely rare condition combining radial head or neck fracture, distal radio-ulnar joint dislocation and rupture of the interosseous membrane. However, there are rare or unusual varieties or associated injuries. We report a case of a 46-year-old woman with a posterior dislocation of the radio-humeral joint, a radial shaft fracture, and a distal radio-ulnar joint dislocation. She underwent open reduction and internal fixation of the radial shaft fracture followed by an immobilization by a long elbow splint in supination for 6 weeks...
October 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916133/a-modified-deltoid-splitting-approach-with-axillary-nerve-bundle-mobilization-for-proximal-humeral-fracture-fixation
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Young Ho Shin, Young Ho Lee, Ho Sung Choi, Min Bom Kim, Sung Hee Pyo, Goo Hyun Baek
INTRODUCTION: The deltopectoral and the deltoid splitting approach are commonly used for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures. While the deltopectoral approach requires massive soft tissue devascularization, the deltoid splitting approach needs an additional skipped incision to avoid axillary nerve injury. The purpose of this study was to describe a modified anterolateral deltoid splitting approach with axillary nerve bundle mobilization in the treatment of proximal humeral fractures and to assess its radiologic and clinical outcomes...
September 8, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861208/retrograde-intramedullary-nailing-for-humerus-fracture-in-a-supine-position-performing-an-unfamiliar-procedure-in-a-familiar-position
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Jin Woong Yi, Jae Sin Lee, Hyung Jun Cho
Intramedullary (IM) nailing for humeral shaft fracture has provided excellent outcomes in terms of fracture biology and cosmetic appearance because of the relatively small incision involved. However, antegrade nailing causes issues such as iatrogenic rotator cuff injury. Retrograde nail fixation method could avoid cuff injury, but has shortcomings such as the need for the prone or lateral decubitus position during surgery. We report that the retrograde IM nail fixation technique performed in a supine position and some ancillary techniques for minimizing scars or complications can provide the advantages of both retrograde nailing and supine position during surgery...
September 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852327/dynamic-fixation-of-humeral-shaft-fractures-using-active-locking-plates-a-prospective-observational-study
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Steven M Madey, Stanley Tsai, Daniel C Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Earley, Michael Lutsch, Michael Bottlang
BACKGROUND: Rigid locked plating constructs can suppress fracture healing by inhibiting interfragmentary motion required to stimulate natural bone healing by callus formation. Dynamic fixation with active locking plates reduces construct stiffness, enables controlled interfragmentary motion, and has been shown to induce faster and stronger bone healing in vivo compared to rigid locking plates. This prospective observational study represents the first clinical use of active locking plates...
2017: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828634/potential-risk-factors-for-birth-fractures-a-case-control-study
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Thanase Ariyawatkul, Kitti Worawuthangkul, Chatupon Chotigavanichaya, Kamolporn Kaewpornsawan, Ornusa Chalayon, Perajit Eamsobhana
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Birth fractures are uncommon but remain a concern among obstetricians. Although such fractures usually heal without long-term sequelae, some are associated with lifelong disabilities, such as brachial plexus injuries. The purpose of this study was primarily to investigate risk factors related to birth fractures. METHODS: This study comprised newborns delivered at our institute between 2003 and 2013. All 46 birth fractures were reviewed and compared with 223 randomly selected normal neonates...
November 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802426/comparison-between-antegrade-intramedullary-nailing-imn-open-reduction-plate-osteosynthesis-orpo-and-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-mipo-in-treatment-of-humerus-diaphyseal-fractures
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Vidisha Sunil Kulkarni, Madhura Sujay Kulkarni, Govind Shivram Kulkarni, Vaibhav Goyal, Milind Govind Kulkarni
INTRODUCTION: The three currently used methods of treatment: namely open reduction plate osteosynthesis (ORPO), Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), antegrade intramedullary nailing(IMN) are all reported as satisfactory procedures for treatment of humeral shaft fractures. However none of the published reports have a comparison of superiority of one procedure over the other. We evaluated the clinical, radiological and functional outcome of the three procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied adult patients with humerus shaft fractures over a period of 2 years from May 2014 to May 2016 in a level 1 trauma center...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795436/anatomic-characterization-of-the-humeral-nutrient-artery-application-to-fracture-and-surgery-of-the-humerus
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Koichiro Ichimura, Shota Kinose, Yuto Kawasaki, Taro Okamura, Kota Kato, Tatsuo Sakai
Anatomic characterization of the humeral nutrient artery varies among the several textbooks on human anatomy. To clarify the anatomic characteristics of the humeral nutrient artery, we reexamined its origin and course by cadaveric dissection. In typical cases, one prominent nutrient foramen was situated on the anteromedial surface of the humeral shaft, and the nutrient canal distally penetrated the cortical bone layer. The humeral nutrient artery originated from the brachial artery below the level of the nutrient foramen as a short ascending branch...
October 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790538/comparison-of-plate-nail-and-external-fixation-in-the-management-of-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-humerus
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Michele Bisaccia, Luigi Meccariello, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Giuseppe Rollo, Marco Pellegrino, Andrea Schiavone, Cristina Ibáñez Vicente, Pellegrino Ferrara, Marco Filipponi, Auro Caraffa
INTRODUCTION: Humeral shaft fractures are quite common in orthopedics and represent 1-3% of adult fractures. The surgical treatment is the a better choice in order to obtain a reduction and stable alignment and to prevent the complications. The goal of this study was to compare the three techniques (IMN, LCP and EF) in the treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the humerus in the adult patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 79 patients with diaphyseal fractures of the humerus...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780727/interventions-for-humeral-shaft-fractures-mixed-treatment-comparisons-of-clinical-trials
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Y Zhao, J Wang, W Yao, Q Cai, Y Wang, W Yuan, S Gao
We designed a study to compare the efficacy of five main therapeutic options, including external fixation, open reduction and plate osteosynthesis (ORPO), minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), dynamic compression plate (DCP), and intramedullary nail (IMN) in treating humeral shaft fractures. Our results indicated that MIPO and IMN were recommended as the optimal treatments for clinical use. PURPOSE: Nowadays, five main therapeutic options are used in treating humeral shaft fractures: external fixation, open reduction and plate osteosynthesis (ORPO), minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), dynamic compression plate (DCP), and intramedullary nail (IMN)...
November 2017: Osteoporosis International
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